Tuesday, December 16, 2014
This week the Baltimore City Paper published its annual Top 10 issue, with lots and lots of year-end lists, and I contributed some things in the music section. I did year-end editions of my BPM column, with the best Baltimore club releases of 2014, and my Rap Sheet column, with the best local rap of the year. I voted in several other music lists, including Local Albums (where I wrote blurbs about Future Islands and Wye Oak), Local Singles (where I blurbed Lor Scoota), and Non-Local Albums (where I blurbed YG).
Also wrote The Short List this week as usual.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote The Short List and a Rap Sheet column with news about new releases by Al Great and Street Scott, DDm, Black Zheep DZ and more.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote The Short List and a review of Lor Scoota's new mixtape Still N The Trenches 2.5.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
My latest BPM dance music column in this week's City Paper covers lots of Baltimore club news and new music.
Also wrote The Short List as usual.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
In this week's City Paper, I wrote The Short List, and a feature about Baltimore rapper Damond Blue, a guy with a lot of talent and an interesting story who's releasing the album Blessonz on November 4th.
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote The Short List, and a review of a very weird Baltimore rap album, Warehouse's The Destruction.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote a Rap Sheet column, which has news about UllNevaNo and other artists, and The Short List.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
The City Paper's annual Best of Baltimore issue is out this week, and I wrote a few blurbs for it, congrats to all the winners. Also wrote The Short List as usual.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Back in August, I drove up to New York to see the Boiler Room's Baltimore club music webcast. Now, the Baltimore Club Special is online, with footage of the DJ sets from that night is online, and the accompanying feature article I wrote. Check out the sets from Rod Lee, DJ Technics, Scottie B., James Nasty, and Mighty Mark & TT The Artist.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I profiled DJ Pierre for the latest BPM column, and also wrote The Short List.
Monday, August 25, 2014
I wrote a post on the Baltimore City Paper's Noise blog about "A-List," Sisqo's new single featuring Waka Flocka Flame.
Saturday, August 09, 2014
This upcoming Friday, August 15th, Boiler Room is bringing a bunch of folks from Baltimore up to New York for a live broadcast of Baltimore club music from Rod Lee, Scottie B, DJ Technics, Mighty Mark & TT The Artist. I've also been asked to come up to write about the whole thing for Boiler Room, so NYC folks, let me know if you want to come to the event and/or hang out while I'm in town for the weekend.
Friday, August 01, 2014
I wrote a big feature story about Baltimore rapper DDm for WAMU Bandwidth. Talented artist, good down-to-earth dude, really happy with how the article turned out. His new record Life On Sale is out this fall.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
This week the Baltimore City Paper published its annual Big Music Issue. In it, I wrote a feature about rap duo AK Slaughter, who are releasing their final EP and playing a farewell show next week, and I also wrote The Short List as usual.
(photo by Josh Sisk)
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote a few things, including a review of Young Moose's mixtape Out The Mud 2, a Rap Sheet column (with news about the Baltimore Crown Awards, Lonnie Moore and Skarr Akbar), and The Short List. I also wrote The Short List in last week's paper but didn't post a link because it never ended up online.
Friday, July 11, 2014
In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote BPM column about new club music releases by James Nasty and Mighty Mark, and also wrote The Short List as usual.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
In this week's Baltimore City Paper, I wrote a feature about Femi The DriFish & The Out of Water eXperience, who just released a live album.
Also, as usual, I wrote The Short List in this week's issue.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
I wrote about Baltimore rapper Mike C.'s song "New Shoes" for WAMU's Bandwidth site.
Friday, June 13, 2014
This weekend Strictly Hip-Hop is doing a 24-hour broadcast for its 24th anniversary, I wrote a blog post for the Baltimore City Paper to get the word out.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Derrick Jones, better known as OOH (or Yo Slick), passed away this week, and I had the difficult task of writing his obituary for the Baltimore City Paper. I had seen his group Brown F.I.S.H. several times over the last 12 years and interviewed him in 2011, but I didn't know him like countless other people around here did. He was an incredibly generous, kind, smart guy who made great music and did a lot of amazing things in education and youth outreach in Baltimore. Talking to his bandmate Jahiti and going to the vigil and seeing the outpouring of grief this week has really been moving and overwhelming, and I hope I did that justice with my article. He will be missed.